The famous beach at Waikiki is actually named Kuhio Beach. This stretch of sand starts from the Royal Hawaiian Hotel going east to Kapahulu Avenue. This segues into Kapiolani Beach Park, the site of the Sunset on the Beach movie events. Because of the overcrowded reputation of Waikiki we often forget what helps to make this part of Honolulu a magnet for travelers. A walk from a hotel to the beach offers a spectacular view at any time of day. Among the unobstructed views is one of famous Diamond Head Crater.
These photos were taken during my stay at the Hilton Waikiki Beach (formerly known as the Hilton Prince Kuhio) which is located a block from the beach. You can see why so many soak in the sun even as it is setting or gander at the bright blue sky and ocean in daylight. Combine this with the calming breezes and the soothing sounds of the ocean and there you have some relaxing moments at a beach in Hawaii albeit in crowded Waikiki.
Note: This is the last in a series of posts about the staying at the Hilton Waikiki Beach hotel based on a stay from 2008. The hotel was formerly known as the Hilton Prince Kuhio.